Today, two men who were allegedly suspicious of bombings in Bolton prevented a bomb squad from working for seventeen hours.
After two suspicious males were stopped by police officers on Blackburn Road, Bolton on Friday morning at 2.45am, shops near Bolton station were shut down.
The 50-year old suspect was taken into custody on suspicion that he made and had possession of an explosive substance. He also received a’suspicious’ item.
Bolton police took the’suspicious’ item to their station. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD), examined it.
Pictured: Police in Bolton called a bomb squad to respond after they discovered a potentially explosive device. The incident occurred when two men were pulled over by officers at 2.45am.
Greater Manchester Police Bolton North stated that there is ‘no greater threat to the general public.
According to a spokesperson, ‘A cordon has been established and shops evacuated by EOD experts at Bolton police station. This precaution was taken after suspicious items were recovered from two men in early morning following a Blackburn Road stop search.
“A man aged 50 was charged with making and possessing explosive substances. He is currently in police custody.
A cordon is still in place as there’s no greater threat to the public. Thank you to all those in the vicinity for your patience while we investigate.